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Full text of "One Hundred Seventy Fifth Commencement December 12, 2009 Savannah State University"

SAVANNAH STATE 
UNIVERSITY 




lux et Ueritas 



Saturday, December Twelfth, Two Thousand and Nine 

Ten O'Clock A. M. 

Tiger Arena 

Savannah State University 

Savannah, Georgia 



SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI COVENANT 

As a Savannah State University graduate, you must keep in mind the high 
purposes to which you have aspired and for which this great university has 
prepared you: intellectual development, moral behavior, compassionate 
relationships and personal actions for the good of the commonwealth. Do 
you understand? 

Graduates: I do so understand. 

As a Savannah State University graduate you must be alert to opportunities 
to advance the legitimate interests and welfare of the Savannah State 
University National Alumni Association and, through the Association, to 
assist in the continued development of Savannah State University. Do you 
understand? 

Graduates: I do so understand 

As a Savannah State University graduate, it is incumbent that you give 
financial support to the Savannah State University National Alumni 
Association and to your Alma Mater as a means of providing an educational 
legacy for those who will follow you. Do you understand? 

Graduates: I do so understand 

Considering what you have just heard and have read silently, do you 
covenant with members of the Savannah State University National Alumni 
Association? 

Graduates: I do hereby covenant with the members of the Savannah 
State University National Alumni Association and solemnly pledge my 
loyal support to my Alma Mater Savannah State University. 




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avannah State University 
Mission Statement 






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Savannah State University, the oldest public historically black university in the Stat 
Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, 
scholarship, research, service, and community involvement. The University fosters engaged 
learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the 
African-American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University 
offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the 
liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions. 





SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI COVENANT 

As a Savannah State University graduate, you must keep in mind the high 
purposes to which you have aspired and for which this great university has 
prepared you: intellectual development, moral behavior, compassionate 
relationships and personal actions for the good of the commonwealth. Do 
you understand? 

Graduates: I do so understand. 

As a Savannah State University graduate you must be alert to opportunities 
to advance the legitimate interests and welfare of the Savannah State 
University National Alumni Association and, through the Association, to 
assist in the continued development of Savannah State University. Do you 
understand? 

Graduates: I do so understand 

As a Savannah State University graduate, it is incumbent that you give 
financial support to the Savannah State University National Alumn 
Association and to your Alma Mater as a means of providing an educational 
legacy for those who will follow you. Do you understand? 



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History of Savannah State University 

On November 26, 1890, enabling legislation was passed by the Georgia General Assembly to establish 
a school for the education and training of colored students, which was to operate as a part of the 
University of Georgia. One hundred and nineteen years later, the college has become Savannah State 
University, the oldest public historically black university in Georgia. 

A preliminary session of the new college was held in the Baxter Street School Building in Athens, 
Georgia, with Richard Robert Wright, Sr., as principal. On October 7, 1891, the new college, 
named the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths, moved to its present location in 
Thunderbolt, Georgia. Wright was president and there were five faculty members: Loring B. Palmer, 
A.B.; Frank Cobb, A.B.; Alexander Ashton; Reverend Leigh B. Maxwell, A.B.; Reverend James M. 
Simms, proctor and steward; and Decatur Suggs, vice-president. 

The university awarded its first baccalaureate degree to Richard R. Wright, Jr., in 1898. He went on 
to become the first black man to receive the Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania 
(1911), and later to become the president of historic Wilberforce University. During Wright's tenure 
as president (1890-1921), President William McKinley (1898) and President William Howard Taft 
(1912) visited the campus and spoke to students and faculty in the Peter W Meldrim Hall. 

Cyrus Gilbert Wiley, class of 1899, and the first alumnus to become president of the university (1921- 
1926), followed Wright. Benjamin F. Hubert, who came to Georgia State College from Tuskegee 
Institute, served as president from 1926-1947. It was during his tenure that the college became a full- 
time degree granting institution, without high school and normal programs, and became a member 
of the University System of Georgia (1932). The name of the college was changed to Georgia State 
College in 1932. In 1950, the name of the college was changed to Savannah State College and in 
1996, the name was changed to Savannah State University. 



The Significance Of The Academic Mace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State University 
Academic Procession carries an official mace, which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium 
vested in the University. The mace is a club-shaped staff that originated in the Middle Ages as 
a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by 
legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace and stand of Savannah State University were designed and made from mahogany 
wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology. 

The University motto is "Lux Et Veritas" (Light and Truth). 



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Academic Regalia 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities 
to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. 
When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a 
half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, 
this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to 
the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and square-shaped 
with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field 
of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of 
colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the 
wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The 
gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the 
others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is 
square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long 
sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's 
gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is however, the most distinctive feature of the academic 
attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. 
It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or 
university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the 
hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet 
in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods 
may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may 
be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of 
degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear 
a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, 
the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate 
Code is as follows: 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue 

Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green 

Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Law Purple Science Golden Yellow 

Library Science Lemon Social Work Citron 

Music Pink Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State University, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to 
represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater. 



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Congressman John Barrow I Georgia's I 2 th Congressional District 

Commencement Speaker 

John Barrow is currently serving his third term in the U.S. House 
of Representatives for Georgia's 12 th Congressional District. 

John Barrow's Georgia roots run deep. For over seven generations, 
his family has farmed, taught, preached, and practiced law all 
across eastern and southeastern Georgia. He grew up learning the 
importance of serving his community and standing up for what's 
right. John's father, James Barrow, was a decorated World War II 
veteran, and his mother, Phyllis Barrow, also served in the armed 
service during World War II, attaining the rank of Captain. Both 
were courageous and outspoken leaders in the effort to desegregate 
the University of Georgia. 

Barrow earned degrees in political science and history from the 
University of Georgia. Later, at only 20 years old, he became one 
of the youngest members of his class at Harvard Law School. 

In 1990, after having built and run a successful law practice, Barrow was elected as a charter 
member of the Athens-Clarke County Commission. He served on the Commission for 14 years, 
voting against every tax increase, working for economic development, fighting for property tax 
relief for homeowners, and developing innovative programs to improve the quality of life of the 
people he represented. 

In Congress, those are the same values John Barrow fights for every day. 

In the House of Representatives, Barrow currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee. 
Barrow is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. 

Barrow is the father of two children, James and Ruth, and lives in Savannah. 




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Order of Procession 



The Chief Marshal 



The Class Marshals 



Candidates for Master's Degrees 



Candidates for Baccalaureate Degrees 



Faculty Emeriti 



The Faculty 



The Presidential Party 



The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial program are part of 
an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, solemn occasion at which only 
applause is appropriate. 



The audience is asked to refrain from any other form of expression and to reserve 
celebrations until the program is concluded. 



Savannah State College Hymn 

Original words and music by J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett 



Let us give thanks and praises to 

Our Alma Mater, S.S.U. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day. 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 



Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound. 

Where the Flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S. U. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we '11 build a shrine for You 

We hail Thee, S.S.U. ! 

Lyrical Revision by Ms. LaGina M. Frazier 



Order of Exercises 



Earl G. Yarbrough Sr., Ph.D., President 

Presiding 



Prelude 

*Academic Procession 

Presentation of Colors 
Invocation 

Selection 



Introduction of Platform Guests 
and Introduction of Speaker 

Commencement Address 



Selection 



Presentation of Candidates 

for the Master of 

Business Administration Degree 



Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of Science 
Public Administration Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of 
Social Work Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of 
Urban Studies Degree 

Presentation of Candidates 
for the Master of Science in 
Marine Sciences Degree 

Conferring of Master's Degrees 



"Largo" 



"War March of the Priests" 



Handel 
Professor Quynh Shannon, Organist 

Felix Mendelssohn 
Professor Quynh Shannon, Organist 

Army R.O.T.C. Color Guard 

Reverend Da'Henri R. Thurmond Sr. 

Pastor, St. Paul CME Church 
Savannah, Georgia 



"Go Down Moses" 



arr. by Moses Hogan 

Savannah State University Men's Glee Club Alumni 

Lawrence Hutchins Jr., Co-Director 

Rose Overstreet Smith, Co-Director and Organist 

Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Congressman John Barrow 

12 th District of Georgia 

"The Battle Hymn of The Republic" arr. by Peter J. Wilhousky 

Savannah State University Men's Glee Club Alumni 



Dr. Emily Crawford 

Interim Dean, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research 



Dr. Emily Crawford 



Dr. Emily Crawford 



Dr. Emily Crawford 



Dr. Emily Crawford 



Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Assisted by Dr. Emily Crawford, Dr. Willie Johnson, Professor, Political Science and Public Affairs Department 

and Ms. Kai Walker, Assistant Professor, Mass Communications Department 



Order of Exercises 



Introduction 

of Undergraduate Deans 

Presentation of Candidates 

for the Baccalaureate Degree 

College of Business Administration 
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
College of Sciences and Technology 



Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 



Dr. Mostafa H. Sarhan, Dean 

Dr. Jane M. Gates, Dean 

Dr. Derrek B. Dunn, Dean 



Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Assisted by the Academic Deans, Dr. Willie Johnson, Professor, Political Science and Public Affairs Department 

and Ms. Kai Walker, Assistant Professor, Mass Communications Department 



President's Charge to the Graduates 
Alumni Induction 



Presentation of Army Reserve Officers 
Training Corps Candidates for Commissioning 



Presentation of Navy Reserve Officers 
Training Corps Candidates for Commissioning 



Commissioning of Officers 

Reading the Commissioning Document 

Commissioning of Officers 

Reading the Commissioning Document 

Administering the Oath of Office 
Army R.O.T.C 

Administering the Oath of Office 
Navy R.O.T.C 

Alma Mater* 

Benediction 

Recessional** 



Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. 

Mr. Roy Jackson, President 
SSU National Alumni Association 



Major Marion Johnson 

Department Head Army ROTC Savannah 
Assistant Professor for Military Science, US Army 

Captain Kent Flowers 

Department Head Navy ROTC Savannah 
Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science, US Navy 

Major Marion Johnson 

Captain Kent Flowers 

Major Marion Johnson 

Captain Kent Flowers 

Professor Quynh Shannon, Organist 

Reverend Da'Henri R. Thurmond Sr. 



"Pomp and Circumstance" 



Sir Edward Elgar 
Professor Quynh Shannon, Organist 



*The audience is requested to stand. 

**The audience is requested to sit and to remain seated until the recession has exited. 



Graduates 
college of business administration 

Master of Business Administration 

Zara Boukary I Savannah State University 

Monique Kathreen Brown I Armstrong Atlantic State University 

Katarah Artique Harris | Savannah State University 

Potiphar Nkhoma | University of Capetown 

Elisha Nicole Simmons | Savannah State University 

Kim-Nee Janese Stewart | Georgia Southern University 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Master of Public Administration 

Milan Shauntri Johnson | Savannah State University 
Cherise Delisia Wilson | Savannah State University 

Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning 

Ciarra Monique Callis | Savannah State University 
Reginald Vashane Johnson | Savannah State University 

Kasim Sheron Ortiz | University of West Georgia 

Whitney Cherelle Parker | Savannah State University 

Tracey Mae Agostini-Queen | Charleston Southern University 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

Master of Science in Marine Sciences 

LaTrisha Elizabeth Allen | East Carolina University 

Terry Voight Aultman | University of Oklahoma 

Krystle Drew Ludwig | Coastal Carolina University 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude ! In Absentia f Posthumous 



Undergraduates 



Sharhonda Eldora Atwell I Baxley, Georgia 
*Danekia Loquris Bailey | Conyers, Georgia 
Cynthia Jones Bostick | Savannah, Georgia 
**Marina Grinberg I Savannah, Georgia 
**Mona Yousef Jahmani I Savannah, Georgia 
**Murad Yousef Jahmani | Savannah, Georgia 
Tanya LaTrice McLeod | Savannah, Georgia 
***Manish Paudyal I Savannah, Georgia 



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Accounting 

**Marcia Claudette Simons | Savannah, Georgia 
*Stacia Elysha Waters | Atlanta, Georgia 
**Chennelle Schwanda Williams | Hinesville, Georgia 
Jessica Renae Williams | Kingsland, Georgia 
Kishauna Naomi Williams | Savannah, Georgia 
*Brittany Renee Wynn | Riceboro, Georgia 
*Veronica Christina York | Manning, South Carolina 



Computer 

*Chazz C. Bailey | Warner Robins, Georgia 
Vanessa Latoya Bryant | Augusta, Georgia 
Staci Joyce Eason | Savannah, Georgia 
Montrel Leroy Jenkins | Garden City, Georgia 
Ashley Ciara Luten | Savannah, Georgia 
*Michael Eugene Marks | Savannah, Georgia 
Jamila LaTia Mathis | Albany, Georgia 
Noland Franklin Mitchell | Dawson, Georgia 
Leonard Champagne Nix | Savannah, Georgia 



Information Systems 

David Nathaniel Reid | Richmond Hill, Georgia 
Tiffany Vanessa Reid | Richmond Hill, Georgia 
Jennifer Joi Smith | Savannah, Georgia 
Quakeisha Renae Thomason | Richmond Hill, Georgia 
Harry Washington | Savannah, Georgia 
Joseph Levin Watson | Charleston, South Carolina 
Harvey Ricky White III | Snellville, Georgia 
Angel Albrina Winbush | Savannah, Georgia 



Lewis Nathaniel Byrd | Stone Mountain, Georgia 
*Kenneth Daryl Hunt | Macon, Georgia 
Rance Claude Hunter | Atlanta, Georgia 
Jonathan Edward Johnson | Ellenwood, Georgia 
Angel Kristian Jones | Savannah, Georgia 
Erica Latrice Palmer | Augusta, Georgia 
Helen Annette Smith | Savannah, Georgia 

Chuquandra Farley | Stone Mountain, Georgia 
Tommy Frazier Gibson | Savannah, Georgia 
LaShawna Lindora Jones-Reese | Kent, Washington 



Management 

Shawna Dashane Starks I Savannah, Georgia 
**Ashley Marie Stokes | Savannah, Georgia 
William Sykes | Thunderbolt, Georgia 
Darien Lemont Talton I Lithonia, Georgia 
John Taylor | Savannah, Georgia 
Sesciley Shavonda Wilson | Savannah, Georgia 

Marketing 

Kelsha Sanae Lee | Augusta, Georgia 
Jason O. Nobles | Savannah, Georgia 
Naketra Deate Ross | Pooler, Georgia 



COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Behavior Analysis 



Sade Nicole Bentley | Macon, Georgia 
*Stephanie Michelle Bowling | Union City, Georgia 
Norrisa TreNeice Brown | Pooler, Georgia 
Shanikia Chisolm I Savannah, Georgia 
*Rhonda Denise Clay | Hinesville, Georgia 
***Janette Cruz-Santiago | Savannah, Georgia 
Torrian Jermaine Harley | Augusta, Georgia 
Keith Antonio Holmes | Savannah, Georgia 
Erica LaNette Hutchinson | Augusta, Georgia 
*Ashlee Selena Jones | Fitzgerald, Georgia 



**Elizabeth Lynn King | Tybee Island, Georgia 
**Nicole Michelle McCloud | Hephzibah, Georgia 
Crystal Sasha Tinelle McNair | Atlanta, Georgia 
Erika Lynette Monroe | Allenhurst, Georgia 
*Isaiah Dion Osborne | Detroit, Michigan 
*Valerie Renee Sams | Savannah, Georgia 
*Brittany Charney Sawyers | Pooler, Georgia 
Brian Jamel Sims | Augusta, Georgia 
***!Charlotte A. Wiggins | Waycross, Georgia 
***!Billie Ann Wilson | Bristol, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude 



**Magna Cum Laude 



*Cum Laude 
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! In Absentia 



t Posthumous 



Undergraduates 



*Chere LaShae Chillis | Augusta, Georgia 
Kristen Ophelia DoRSEy | Dahlonega, Georgia 
Jabias Kajuna Green | Savannah, Georgia 
Randy Harling | Lithonia, Georgia 
**Troishonda DeQuita Lewis | Sparta, Georgia 
Ariel Krystal Lincoln | Americus, Georgia 
*Amanda Lolita Lockett I Atlanta, Georgia 



Criminal Justice 

*David Jose Melendez | Savannah, Georgia 
Keshia Monique Morris | Stockbridge, Georgia 
Nassiff Knight Nelson | Waverly, Georgia 
Jamillah Nicole Saadiq | Lithonia, Georgia 
* Alicia Denise Scott | Savannah, Georgia 
*Pamela Denise Scott | Savannah, Georgia 
**Jeanshay Delight Wright | Ellenwood, Georgia 



English, Language & Literature 

Gifty Siane Allen | Riverdale, Georgia *Nicole Fowles | Savannah, Georgia 

**!Nia-Alyese Rae Boyd | Garden City, Georgia Nicole Adelle Lord | Rego Park, New York 

Morris Alexander Drayton | Delray Beach, Florida Dyanna Denise Paxton | Douglasville, Georgia 

History 

**!William Riley Baxter | Townsend, Georgia ***Natalee La Van Johnson | Savannah, Georgia 

Homeland Security and Emergency Management 

*Curtis Lamar McKeithen | Savannah, Georgia 



Mass 

Dean Ray Chambers | Norcross, Georgia 
Jehonathan Oren Dow | Ocala, Florida 
Antwuan Shumell Gray | Dublin, Georgia 
Everett O'Neal Hall | Powder Springs, Georgia 
Catherine Rachelle Harper | Atlanta, Georgia 
*Ivy Nicole Heyward | Ridgeland, South Carolina 
Joseph Paul Holman | Savannah, Georgia 
Valentina Sada Howard | Bogart, Georgia 
Roland Robert Jackson Jr | Baxley, Georgia 



Communications 

Jarrell Lakeith Mattox I Savannah, Georgia 
Kareem Ahmad Ali McMichael | Macon, Georgia 
Ashley Nicole Oliver | Hephzibah, Georgia 
Dominic Ramone Ross | Decatur, Georgia 
Keysha Cervon Ross | Decatur, Georgia 
Celandria Aquell Kasalena Scott | Savannah, Georgia 
*Deniscia Renee Scott | Mableton, Georgia 
Santwan Alonzo Spann I Hardeeville, South Carolina 



Political Science 



LaQuantis Annette Butler | Lithonia, Georgia 

ISelvyn Philip Arthur Hawkins Jr | Providenciales, Turks 

and Caicos Islands, B.W.I 
*Erica Tyriana Marchand I Columbus, Georgia 
*Curtis Lamar McKeithen | Savannah, Georgia 
*Tasia Kaylen Murray | Savannah, Georgia 



Myesha Venice Reynolds | San Antonio, Texas 
*Quartavius Antwan Swanson | Atlanta, Georgia 
Kenisha Shonte Walker | Orlando, Florida 
Sheri Latarus Walker | Memphis, Tennessee 
Chelsea Johnna White | Roswell, Georgia 



Social Work 

**Jane Rowlands Hamill | Thunderbolt, Georgia Kimberly Renee Simmons | Savannah, Georgia 

Charlene Susan Moody-Durant | Savannah, Georgia *Amy Lyn Wilder | Savannah, Georgia 

Amanda Elizabeth Rouse | Jonesboro, Georgia 



*Delaina Brownlee I Savannah, Georgia 
Darrell K. Butler | Hephzibah, Georgia 
Alecia Vonshay Clarke | Compton, California 
Latoya Shaunte Gilbert | Cuthbert, Georgia 
Sharnda J. Kent | Garden City, Georgia 



Sociology 

Eresha Jonqunique Lampton I Hephzibah, Georgia 
Natasha Alecia Latimore | Savannah, Georgia 
Sophia Melody Perry | Savannah, Georgia 
Patrice Nicole Robinson | Swainsboro, Georgia 
**Jasma Caress Seals | Decatur, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude 



**Magna Cum Laude 



*Cum Laude 
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! In Absentia 



t Posthumous 



Undergraduates 

Sociology 

*Nashera Sharna Stone | Augusta, Georgia Antoinette Helena Williams | Riverdale, Georgia 

Morgan Lynette Thompson | Savannah, Georgia *Clarissa Denise Wright | Savannah, Georgia 

Brandon Demond Toney | Atlanta, Georgia 

Visual and Performing Arts 

Ashley L. Farmer | Savannah, Georgia **Katrice LeTrell Kinlaw | Savannah, Georgia 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

Biology 

Nitosha Swelise Carter | Jacksonville, Florida Yahron Germain Jackson | Savannah, Georgia 

LaGina Marie Frazier | Savannah, Georgia *Claudine Manka Niba | Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Kanesha Thawana Gray | Savannah, Georgia Roshima A. Shank | Warner Robins, Georgia 

Andrea Rose Hall | Garden City, Georgia **Kevin D'Andrae Trappio | Savannah, Georgia 

April Nicole Hayes | Deltona, Florida Roenessa SanTa Witcher | Athens, Georgia 

Chemistry 

Kari Janice Parker | Helena Island, South Carolina 

Civil Engineering Technology 

India Shaunte Calhoun | Savannah, Georgia Shamice Ambria James | Phenix City, Alabama 

*Kevin H. Hector | Fishkill, New York *Antoine D. Toombs | Decatur, Georgia 

Computer Science Technology 

Keshia Nicole Howell | Hinesville, Georgia Sean Malick Townes | Augusta, Georgia 

Tris Christopher Maddox Jr | Stone Mountain, Georgia Michael Gerrod Whitaker | Leesburg, Georgia 

Electronics Engineering Technology 

Michael Jonathan Bassie | Savannah, Georgia **Christopher Anh Phan | Savannah, Georgia 

*Gordon Edgar Cone III | Savannah, Georgia Gary Leon Pratt II | Fort Washington, Maryland 

*Jay Christopher English | Kingsville, Texas Kenechi Ugochukwu | Stone Mountain, Georgia 

!Morocco Marqui Morgan | Savannah, Georgia *Jared Matthew Williams | Savannah, Georgia 

Environmental Science 

**Joseph Lamont Blackmon I Savannah, Georgia **Carrie Louise McCullough | Tifton, Georgia 

**Adil Akhtar Khan | Beaufort, South Carolina Daniel Edward Smith | Covington, Georgia 

Marine Science 

*Stephanie Nicole Couture | Forest Park, Georgia 

Mathematics 

**Earnest Joe Baulkmon II | Columbus, Georgia ICornelius Donte Jones | Dublin, Georgia 

f Timothy Cannon Jr | Conyers, Georgia Janine Chevonne Westley | Savannah, Georgia 



NOTE: Appearance of name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all 
requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 

***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude ! In Absentia t Posthumous 

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Honor Graduates 



Janette Cruz-Santiago 
Natalee La Van Johnson 



Summa Cum Laude 

(3.75 - 4.00) 

Billie Ann Wilson 



Manish Paudyal 
Charlotte A. Wiggins 



Earnest Joe Baulkmon II 
William Riley Baxter 
Joseph Lamont Blackmon 
Nia-Alyese Rae Boyd 
Marina Grinberg 
Jane Rowlands Hamill 
Mona Yousef Jahmani 
Murad Yousef Jahmani 
Adil Akhtar Khan 
Elizabeth Lynn King 



Magna Cum Laude 
(3-4 - 3-74) 



Katrice LeTrell Kinlaw 
Troishonda DeQuita Lewis 
Nicole Michelle McCloud 
Carrie Louise McCullough 
Christopher Anh Phan 
Jasma Caress Seals 
Marcia Claudette Simons 
Ashley Marie Stokes 
Kevin D'Andrae Trappio 
Chennelle Schwanda Williams 



Jeanshay Delight Wright 



Cum Laude 

(3.00 - 3.39) 



Chazz C. Bailey 
Danekia Loquris Bailey 
Stephanie Michelle Bowling 
Delaina Brownlee 
Chere LaShae Chillis 
Rhonda Denise Clay 
Gordon Edgar Cone III 
Stephanie Nicole Couture 
Jay Christopher English 
Nicole Fowles 
Kevin H. Hector 
Ivy Nicole Heyward 
Kenneth Daryl Hunt 
Ashlee Selena Jones 
Amanda Lolita Lockett 
Erica Tyriana Marchand 
Michael Eugene Marks 
Curtis Lamar McKeithen 



David Jose Melendez 
Tasia Kaylen Murray 
Claudine Manka Niba 
Isaiah Dion Osborne 
Valerie Renee Sams 
Brittany Charney Sawyers 
Alicia Denise Scott 
Deniscia Renee Scott 
Pamela Denise Scott 
Nashera Sharna Stone 
quartavius antwan swanson 
Antoine D. Toombs 
Stacia Elysha Waters 
Amy Lyn Wilder 
Jared Matthew Williams 
Clarissa Denise Wright 
Brittany Renee Wynn 
Veronica Christina York 



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